Just Starting High Road Training

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Michael's Comment
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So far so good! I have finished the first six pages and plan to do a few pages each day and be done by Thanksgiving. I want to take the time to do a good job and really know the material, and I can't make a career move until then anyway.

A few questions.

Do you change the question bank from time to time?

What is the hiring market like during the end/beginning of the year?

Thanks!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Do you change the question bank from time to time?

There are 891 questions in the system and there is a review system built into our High Road Training Program which will recycle questions as you go through the program. So if you work your way through the program you're going to know the heck out of those materials.

The hiring market is always strong but the slowest season of the year is January through maybe April. But every major company is always hiring all year round.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
John L.'s Comment
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Hi Michael, I am also studying the High Road Program; today I just finished page 19. Like you, I'm hoping to do a few pages each day till I finish. I'm also looking at CDL schools near me to find the best option. Good luck to you!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Michael's Comment
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Now 25% done with High Road Training. Awesome course that keeps me from forgetting anything - miss too many and its REVIEW TIME! Time to pick up the pace as I can see my 1st career coming to a close sooner than I planned. I figure when I get to 50% done I will start applying to companies that provide CDL school.

Any good recommendations for a 2nd career guy?

Thanks!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
B Team's Comment
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Guys - Keep it up! The High Road Training will ensure that you will pass the CDL exams with ease. My wife and I completed the High Road about a week before visiting the DMV and we passed all of the elements with no trouble. We took and passed everything except school bus. By the way, don’t listen to the whiners complaining about the repetitive questions. They are there for a reason. You’ll remember the info much better that any other method of study. Good luck and study on!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Colin K.'s Comment
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I too am using the High Road Training Program. Besides my regular study time, I use the phone app whenever I'm in line at the grocery store or find myself with a few minutes to kill. It has been invaluable in my studying. I hope to take my exams within two to three months, depending on when I finish up some personal business.

Best Regards, Colin K.

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